Influencing an entire generation over three decades, Kylie Minogue, chameleon-like, has changed her face and look countless times, always with the same contagious energy. Her last album, released in the end of June, Step Back in Time: The Definitive Collection” (BMG, Warner distribution) is a collection of her greatest hits: from I Should Be So Lucky from the 80s, to the duet Where The Wild Roses Grow with Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, and the inevitable I Can’t Get You Out Of My Head from the Fever album, awarded with five platinum records.
Giambattista Valli: Let’s start with a trivial question. What prompted you to become a singer?
Kylie Minogue: I didn’t wake up one day thinking that I want to be a singer. I gradually became aware of it as a child. My first memory related to music goes back to when I was nine years old and attended a rhythm course. Then I took violin lessons and for a few years played the piano, and even the flute at school. As for singing, I began to get excited from the age of eight or nine: my first memories are related to Grease, Abba, to the Bad Girls album by Donna Summer, which I sang from beginning to end (without understanding the meaning, of course). That's how I started fantasising about a future as a singer. I don’t remember if it was a concrete aspiration, but it is certainly a dream that has accompanied me throughout my childhood. At the age of 16, I started studying singing. I had acted in some television series and put aside some money, which I invested in lessons and recorded a demo. The rest is history. After the experience in the Neighbors (series), I launched a single.
GB: How does your creative path work?
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